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Biden Says He is Examining His Power to Close U.S. Border After Admitting Record-Breaking...

•, By Jim Hoft

Joe Biden indicated in a recent interview that his regime is assessing the extent of his executive powers to potentially close the United States' southern border with Mexico, "should it be deemed necessary," Reuters reported.

Joe Biden suggested that without legislative support, he might resort to executive action, stating, "We're examining whether or not I have that power." He claimed there was "no guarantee" he has the power without legislation.

"There's no guarantee that I have that power all by myself without legislation. And some have suggested I should just go ahead and try it. And if I get shut down by the court, I get shut down by the court. But we're trying to work that, work through that right now."

In an earlier statement on January 26, President Biden acknowledged the need for enhanced presidential powers to manage the border crisis, saying, "The border security bill "would give me, as President, a new emergency authority to shut down the border when it becomes overwhelmed."

Biden, addressing reporters on January 30, expressed his exasperation with the legislative roadblocks: "I've done all I can do. Just give me the power I've asked from the very day I got into office. Give me the Border Patrol, the judges, the people who can stop this and make it work right."

However, Mike Johnson challenged Biden's claims, emphasizing that the President already possesses the necessary authority.

"I told President Biden this myself on multiple occasions, most recently a couple of weeks ago on the phone. I read him the law that says that he has all this authority, but he refuses to act."